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Had pretty much just bought my CBR500R and went a tooth up in the front. Was doing 120ish on the highway in the dark when a doe came from behind trees in the median and ran across front of me. Caught the tail end of the deer midair making full impact on the front tire. I had a little time to react but chose not to. I was in a full tuck position and the bike sit quite low to begin with. Just hit it square and straight line. I felt a big jolt into my front shock, but not even bottom out. I just kept going on my way to work. I got their and checked for damage and literally had no signs that I had even hit a deer. No fur, no blood, no damage. Very few people believe me, but that's one of my many stories. I have a CBR1000RR also. The bike has such a high center of gravity I know 100% that if I hit the deer same speed same manner I would have flipped on that. Like 5 months later I was pushing my CBR500R into my dads garage and accidentally hit a small plastic bin with my front fender and it cracked the fender lol...There is a video of a guy hitting a deer at like 70 mph and chopping the deers leg off. I imagine that is what must have happened in my instance.